A coach is a great sounding board - A coach is someone you can bounce ideas around with. While a coach will encourage you to explore ideas and may even make a few suggestions, they will not give you advice or tell you what to do. Rather, they will ask you questions to help you dig deep to find the best options for you.
Accountability - Sometimes following through is easier if you know someone is expecting you to take action. This helps with commitment and leads into the next point, motivation.
Motivation - Coaching can help you achieve the momentum you require to become and then remain motivated.
Blind Spots - A coach acts like a lighthouse - I can shine light on some of those things that you are not able to see on your own.
Alternative Perspectives - Your coach may see a situation or idea a little differently to the way you do. As a result, they may be able to provide an alternative perspective for you to consider. You can then decide if this new perspective is helpful for you.
Tools and Strategies - Your coach will have several tools and strategies in their toolkit they can share with you. The best bit is that these tools and strategies generally empower you to help yourself, making learning sustainable. You can use them whenever you need to.
A safe space to explore ideas - The coaching space is non-judgemental, safe and supported space. This allows you to explore ideas and options to move forward, creating the positive change you would like to see in your life.
The right questions - Sometimes finding the right answers requires someone to ask the right questions. Asking the right questions, some of which may well challenge you, is a key skill coaches bring to the coaching relationship.
Create positive change - This is what coaching is all about - clarifying and putting plans, actions and mindset in place to allow you to create positive change.
Wellbeing - Coaching is a key ingrediant in helping you to achieve overall wellbeing, be it through working with your values and strengths, or through the application of other evidence based strategies proven to increase wellbeing. Strategies in this space would obviously be tailored to individual needs.
Personal Development - Coaching can help increase self-awareness, increase confidence, overcome self-limiting beliefs and manage life stress, amongst other areas of personal development.
This is not a limited list. There are many more great reasons to work with a coach.
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